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Engagement: Kenton — Royal

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hanover — Lorry and Marc Kenton have announced the engagement of their son, Stephen Michael Kenton, to Natalie Jane Royal. Within the final hours of 2014 he asked to hold her hand forever. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen Wilson Royal and Richard Raymond Royal, of Sunriver, Ore., and graduated from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2005. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human physiology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., in 2009 and a master’s degree in health communication and food policy from Tufts University in Boston in 2013. She is employed as a research associate at Providence …

A Big Peace of Ice

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ed Crory, of Tutzing, Germany, second from left, stands on a ladder in front of the 12-foot-tall peace sign he engineered out of solid ice at Elizabeth Crory’s Rip Road home in Hanover. Ann Crory Thompson said it took five people to set up the sculpture. Steve Crory, of Park City, Utah, is …

Laura Berthold

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laura was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Marjorie and Blaine McKusick. Laura received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. There, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree and met a fellow classmate, Fred Berthold, who won her heart and gained her hand in marriage. Laura and Fred moved to New …

Subzero Temperatures Hamper All-Day Firefighting Effort as Former Ascutney Lodge Burns

Friday, January 9, 2015

Brownsville — Dozens of firefighters braved subzero temperatures on Thursday to fight a fire that gutted the base lodge of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. Frigid weather froze hoses and wore down firefighters, hindering efforts to extinguish the …

More Sweep Success: Raiders Continue Mastery Over Marauders

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys and girls basketball teams won’t receive any tangible awards for sweeping arch-rival Hanover on Thursday, yet it was a banner night for the Raiders anyway. Senior Vanessa Fluery sank a buzzer-beating jump …

Dartmouth: 64 Students Cheated

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has charged 64 students, many of them varsity athletes, with honor code violations following allegations of widespread cheating in a sports ethics class. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer, who in November accused some of his students of misrepresenting their class attendance, said that …

Hanover Police Back Off Drinking Arrests

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hanover — Police Chief Charlie Dennis says his department will no longer intervene when intoxicated students are transported from the Dartmouth College infirmary to the hospital, a partial reversal of a long-controversial policy of following ambulance calls that has landed many students in court or in diversion programs. …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Wedding: Birnie — Grey

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Elisabeth (Lissy) Adrienne Birnie and Mark James Grey were married on Oct. 4, 2014, in Wallingford, Vt. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her parents. Charile Gauthier, a justice of the peace, officiated at …

Gift Bags Go Out To Meals On Wheels Recipients

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Meals on Wheels recipients in western Grafton County received a special treat along with their regular deliveries this holiday season. Gift bags went out to more than 250 people who receive meals through Orford Area Senior Services and the Horse Meadow, Upper Valley and Mascoma Area …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

A Fighting Chance: Lebanon Gym Gives Ancient Martial Art a New Life

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lebanon — The owner of Lebanon’s newest martial arts gym hopes the national sport of Thailand will have more than a fighting chance in the Upper Valley. Mark Klemm, a 31-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, opened Baan Muay Thai …

Transitioning to Normalcy: N.H. Doctor Details Horrors of Ebola Epidemic

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New London — A medical school professor and public health official who spent 25 days training caregivers in Sierra Leone, near ground zero of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, returned with harrowing accounts of a “viscerally …